Underworld gunman “Chamiya” killed in shootout with police

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A member of a criminal gang has died in a shootout with the police in area of Gampaha yesterday (22).

The deceased is identified as Chaminda Edirisooriya under the alias “Chamiya”. He is reportedly a gunman of the team operated by the underworld figure “Angoda Lokka”.

The police said “Chamiya” was shot when they opened fire at him in retaliation.